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 Mottled Grasshopper  Myrmeleotettix maculatus


 

Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus)  Fraser Simpson

male Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus), Irvine dunes, Ayrshire (VC75), Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus)  Fraser Simpson

female Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus), Irvine-Kilwinning cycle path, Ayrshire (VC75), Scotland, Aug 2023

 

 

Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus)  Fraser Simpson

female Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus), Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, Argyll, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus)  Fraser Simpson

male Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus), St Catherine's Hill, Dorset, England, Aug 2020

 

 

Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus)  Fraser Simpson

female Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus), St Catherine's Hill, Dorset, England, Aug 2020

 

 

Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus)  Fraser Simpson

female Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus), Irvine-Kilwinning cycle path, Ayrshire (VC75), Scotland, Aug 2023

 

 

Sonogram of Mottled Grasshopper stridulation

Irvine Beach Park-Gailes, Ayrshire, Scotland  55 35' 41.4" N  04 40' 35.7" W  8 July 2018

Calling song/stridulation from a male Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus) in rabbit-grazed grassland behind Marram Grass dune system.

A 12 second series of 0.4 sec soft, buzzes (pulses), increasing in volume before abruptly ending.

[File name: mottledgrasshopper115117e] Click here for the MP3 file


     

 

Oscillogram of Mottled Grasshopper stridulation

Oscillogram of Mottled Grasshopper stridulation

Irvine Beach Park-Gailes, Ayrshire, Scotland  55 35' 41.4" N  04 40' 35.7" W  8 July 2018

Oscillogram of calling song/stridulation from Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus) a male in rabbit-grazed grassland behind Marram Grass dune system.

 

 

 

 Sonogram of Mottled Grasshopper stridulation

Indoor recording in terrarium  13 August 2021

Calling song/stridulation from a single captive male Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus) in a terrarium in presence of females.

A 14 second series of 0.3 sec soft, buzzes (pulses), increasing in volume before abruptly ending. (at 20.6C ambient room temp, in direct sun at max of 31.3C).

[File name: mottledgrasshopper117975cut1] Click here for the MP3 file


     

 

Sonogram of Mottled Grasshopper stridulation

Indoor recording in terrarium  13 August 2021

Call from a male Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus) during an interaction with another male in a terrarium. Two 0.25 sec buzzes from one male while the other male moved quickly away. (at 20.6C ambient room temp, in direct sun at max of 31.3C).

[File name: mottledgrasshopper117975cut2] Click here for the MP3 file


     

     

Sonogram of Mottled Grasshopper stridulation

Indoor recording in terrarium  13 August 2021

Male Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus) courting a female in a terrarium. Long series of 0.03 sec 'ticks' before proceeding to typical calling song. (at 20.6C ambient room temp, in direct sun at max of 31.3C).

[File name: mottledgrasshopper117975cut3] Click here for the MP3 file


     

Mottled Grasshopper habitats in Ayrshire & Arran  Fraser Simpson

Mottled Grasshopper habitats in Ayrshire and Arran: Gailes (TL), Brodick Bay (TR), Irvine dunes (BL), Irvine, Marine Drive (BR), Aug 2022

 

 

female Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus), Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, Argyll, Scotland  Fraser Simpson

female Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus), Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, Argyll, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 


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